Powerful Forces of Nature: The Strongest Earthquakes in European History
"The strongest recorded earthquake in Europe occurred on the Dalmatian peninsula in Croatia in the summer of 2020. The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.4 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was near the city of Zadar. The earthquake caused significant material damage in the cities of Zadar and Biograd na Moru, but thankfully there were no injuries.
Among other significant earthquakes in Europe, the earthquake on Crete in Greece in 1999 with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale and the earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy in 2009 with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale are mentioned. Both earthquakes had significant material damage and casualties."
Of course, there are other significant earthquakes in Europe as well. Some of them include:
The 2019 Albanian earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale, which caused significant property damage and at least 51 deaths.
The 2009 central Spanish-Portuguese basalts belt earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, which affected the area around Lisbon in Portugal.
The 2020 Sisak-Moslavina earthquake in Croatia with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, which affected the Sisak-Moslavina county in Croatia.
The 2011 Marmara earthquake in Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, which caused significant property damage and at least 600 deaths.
These are just some of the significant earthquakes that have occurred in Europe in recent decades. It's important to note that earthquakes in Europe are not as frequent as in some other parts of the world, but they are still present and can have significant consequences.